When looking for a DUI lawyer after being arrested and charged with drunk driving, there are several things you need to be aware of before making your decision. Here’s what you should pay attention to.
1. How Much Time You Have to Hire a Lawyer After Your Arrest
Ideally, you’re working on vetting criminal defense attorneys as soon as you are released from jail following your DUI arrest. When prosecutors and law enforcement officials are doing their best to gather evidence against you, it’s imperative that your defense team also be looking for ways to refute that evidence.
2. What Different Attorneys Have to Say About Your Case
A good way to get a feel for the attorneys in your area so you can choose the best one for your unique needs is to simply schedule a consultation with multiple lawyers to discuss your case. You’ll likely be repeating yourself a lot, however, you’ll be able to judge for yourself how each lawyer would represent you.
3. How Free Consultations Can Help You Collect Important Information
A free consultation with a lawyer accomplishes two goals. First, your attorney determines whether or not they can provide you with a good defense given the available facts and evidence. Second, it’s also an opportunity for you to obtain information about different defense strategies and how they may apply to your case.
4. Answers to Any Questions You Ask (Write Them Down!)
As you meet with various criminal defense and DUI attorneys, write down questions that you want to ask and the answers to them. If you can do this in a separate notepad or journal, it can help you stay organized when you’re interviewing multiple lawyers. Don’t be afraid to ask a lawyer to clarify something they said or to repeat it if you would like to write it down.
5. Which Attorneys Make You Feel Most Confident and Comfortable
After you’ve met with several lawyers, it’s time to make a decision about which one to hire. The defense attorney you choose should be someone you are comfortable with and confident in, and who has a proven track record of success with cases like yours.
Contact Us Today for Seasoned Legal Advice After Being Arrested for Drinking and Driving
You need legal help right away after being arrested and charged with a DUI. Contact J. Brian Kelley today for your consultation at (662) 324-3476.